Nottingham Forest will welcome Wolves to the City Ground in the EFL Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday (January 11). The hosts booked their spot at this stage of the competition with a convincing 4-1 win at Blackburn Rovers in the last round in December. Brennan Johnson opened and closed the scoring, while Jesse Lingard and Taiwo Awoniyi also found the back of the net.
Wolves, meanwhile, qualified at Gillingham’s expense with a routine 2-0 home win. Late goals from Raul Jimenez and Rayan Ait Nouri helped the West Midlands outfit secure progress to the next round.
They’re coming off an exciting 2-2 draw at Liverpool in the FA Cup. Both sides traded leads before Toti saw a late winner for Wolves controversially ruled out for offside by VAR. Forest, meanwhile, suffered a 4-1 defeat against Blackpool in the FA Cup. Ina Poveda and Ryan Yates scored and provided an assist apiece to help the Championship side qualify for the fourth round.
Wolves have had an upturn in fortunes since the appointment of Julen Lopetegui, losing only two of nine games under the former Real Madrid manager.
Forest, meanwhile, have been on a strong run of form at home and are riding a six-game unbeaten run in front of their fans.
There’s little to choose from between the two sides, so the spoils could be shared, with Forest progressing on penalties.
Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Wolves (Forest to win on penalties)
This match will start from 1:15 am
This match will take place on 12 January 2023
After delivering a scathing assessment of his players at Blackpool, Cooper – who hit out at the sense of ‘entitlement’ within his squad – will revert to a more familiar XI here, albeit one still bedevilled by injuries.
Jesse Lingard, Moussa Niakhate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Omar Richards and Giulian Biancone will definitely miss out, while Neco Williams will need assessing after picking up a knock in the FA Cup, but the Welshman was always likely to drop out for Serge Aurier anyway.
Assuming he can shake off a bout of fatigue, Taiwo Awoniyi ought to come back in to lead the line for the hosts, while Yates, Renan Lodi, Remo Freuler and Brennan Johnson should also earn recalls to the starting lineup.
As for Wolves, Daniel Podence will aim to shake off a knock in time to make the squad for Wednesday’s game, but Pedro Neto, Chiquinho, Sasa Kalajdzic and Boubacar Traore are all out of contention.
Henderson; Aurier, Worrall, Boly, Lodi; Mangala, Yates, Freuler; Johnson; Awoniyi, Gibbs-White
Sa; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno; Nunes, Neves, Moutinho; Traore, Cunha, Guedes
Tip 1 – Result: Draw (Forest win on penalties)
Tip 2 – Under 2.5 goals
Tip 3 – Both teams to score
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Wolverhampton Wanderers win with a probability of 40.83%. A win for Nottingham Forest has a probability of 33.7% and a draw has a probability of 25.5%.
The most likely scoreline for a Wolverhampton Wanderers win is 0-1 with a probability of 9.3%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 1-2 (8.75%) and 0-2 (6.75%). The likeliest Nottingham Forest win is 1-0 (8.3%), while for a drawn scoreline it is 1-1 (12.05%).
You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 7pm.
Nottm Forest vs Wolves a great match to watch, Nottm Forest will win.
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